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Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, visits Sioux Mountain Public School

27 Jan. 2017

Media Release - January 27, 2017

The staff and students of Sioux Mountain Public School were honoured to welcome Ontario Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter to Sioux Lookout yesterday (Tuesday, January 24, 2017).

Minister Hunter toured the Kindergarten classrooms at Sioux Mountain Public School, where the staff and students of the Full-Day Kindergarten program were excited to welcome her.    Following that, at the invitation of the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board, the Minister participated in a closed-door meeting with KPDSB staff, agency partners, and First Nation leadership representatives.  The focus of the meeting was a sincere but serious conversation around the unique challenges of helping and supporting northern children.

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board remains a strong advocate for children, their families, and the staff that work with them every day, and accepts this leadership role willingly.  Minister Hunter listened and offered her support to all staff in the region who work with children.

Mitzie Hunter, Ontario Minister of Education, stated “I am inspired by the educators and school leaders working hard on behalf of students, and I am so appreciative of this visit to learn more about their unique circumstances and challenges. We need to work together through the many complexities affecting our students here in the north.”

Sean Monteith, KPDSB Director of Education, added “The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board has welcomed senior Ministry officials before; but unlike those visits, the focus was on a serious and candid discussion around the sense of urgency we feel in addressing the needs of northern children.”

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KDPSB launches new Kindergarten Resource for Registration Week (January 30 to February 3)

16 Jan. 2017

We have launched a brand new online resource for families with children starting Kindergarten in the fall (children born in 2013 can start Kindergarten in the fall of 2017).

Our new website can be found at http://buddysystem.ca/

Families can visit the site for everything Kindergarten, including:

  • Videos of parents and staff talking about our schools and programs
  • Our Full-Day Kindergarten programs
  • Dates and times for our schools’ Kindergarten Open Houses
  • Specialized programming like our popular Hockey Canada Skills Academies and French Immersion programs
  • A new online registration process families can complete from the comfort of their own home
  • And so much more!

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KPDSB Chair and Vice-Chair acclaimed, Trustee appointments announced, Trustee Appointments Announced

19 Dec. 2016

Media Release - December 19, 2016

Trustees of the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board met at Dryden High School on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, for the inaugural board meeting of the 2017 calendar year.

The Board of Trustees committed to stability and direction by acclaiming Trustee Dave Penney as Chair and Trustee Cecile Marcino as Vice-Chair.

The following Trustee appointments were made:

  • Trustees Roger Griffiths, Jennifer Kitowski and George Seaton were appointed to the Audit and Finance Committees for a one year term. 
  • Trustees Lesley Barnes, Desta Buswa and Gerald Kleist were appointed to the Native Education Advisory Council (NEAC) for a one year term.  
  • Trustee Cecile Marcino was appointed to the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) Board of Directors. 
  • Trustee Jennifer Kitowski was appointed as the alternate to the OPSBA Board of Directors. 
  • Trustee Dave Penney was appointed as the OPSBA voting delegate. 
  • Trustee David Wilkinson was appointed as the OPSBA voting delegate alternate for the General Meeting. 
  • Trustees Lesley Barnes and Michelle Guitard were appointed to the Parent Involvement Committee for a one year term. 
  • Trustees Michelle Guitard and Jennifer Manitowabi were appointed to the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for a one year term.  
  • Trustee Roger Griffiths was appointed to the Transportation Policy Committee. 
  • Trustee Lesley Barnes was appointed as the Transportation Policy Committee Alternate.

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KPDSB launches new application process for employment opportunities

01 Dec. 2016

Media Release - December 1, 2016

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (KPDSB) is launching a new platform for receiving applications for positions with the organization.

Apply To Education provides a paperless application system that streamlines the recruitment process for applicants by allowing them to fill out one application online and upload all of their supporting documents to complete their portfolio. 

Beginning today, when individuals access www.kpdsb.on.ca/pages/view/employment-opportunities they will be directed to https://kpdsb.simplication.com/ to create a profile and apply for jobs.  Additionally, job seekers can request to receive e-mail alerts when a new job is advertised for the Board.  There is no cost to applicants to utilize this service.

The use of Apply To Education will replace previous procedures for applying for jobs and being hired within the KPDSB.  This platform will also provide additional services within the Board, including management of absences for staff as well as internal job postings.

Jocelyn Bullock, Human Resources Manager stated “We are excited to move forward with this project and look forward to the new working relationship with Apply to Education to improve the overall experiences of potential future employees and current staff”.

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2017-2018 School Year Calendar Survey

24 Nov. 2016

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY FOR FAMILIES
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY FOR STAFF

The Regional School Year Calendar Committee is once again looking for input from families and staff around start/end dates for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please click on the links above to fill out the quick survey.

The survey will be open until December 9, 2016.  Should you have any questions, please contact Sheena Valley, Communications Officer, at sheena.valley@kpdsb.on.ca.

 

 

 

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